Gastrodia wuyishanensis Da M.Li & C.D.Liu 2007

Drawing by Sun Yingbao reproduced from Li Damming & Liu Chudian Novon 17: 355. 2007

Full shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mt. Wuyi Gastrodia [A mountain in Fujian provvince of China]- in China Wu Yi Shan Tian Ma

Flower Size

Found in western Fujian province of China in dense forests at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a cylindric to digitate rhizome that blooms in the later summer on an erect, peduncle grayish brown to grayish green, 3 to 4 noded below the middle, each node bracted, 4 to 8 " [10 to 20 cm] long, rachis 1 to 2.8" [2.5 to 7 cm] long, laxly 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with caducous, brown, broadly ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spreadiung to nodding, non-resupinate flowers. .

Synonyms Leptogastrodia wuyishanensis (Da M.Li & C.D.Liu) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;